Dr Emrah Demirci


  • Senior Lecturer in Mechanics of Advanced Materials

Dr Emrah Demirci is a Senior Lecturer of Mechanics of Advanced Materials at the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, at Loughborough University. He is an expert in computational and experimental solid mechanics, mechanics and micromechanics of materials, and advanced finite element analysis.

Dr Demirci’s world-class research focuses on finite element modelling and material characterisation of advanced materials, including polymer-based nonwoven fabrics. He published 40+ journal papers and participated 60+ conferences in this field. Since his appointment as a lecturer in 2011, Dr Demirci worked on several industrial and research projects on material characterisation and finite element analysis of nonwoven fabrics, polymers, metal forming, composite materials and bones, and collaborated with numerous companies and institutes worldwide. 

Research interests

  • Mechanics and microstructure of nonwovens 
  • Finite element analysis of nonwovens 
  • Simulation of metal forming and forging processes 
  • Digital image and voxel processing methods 
  • Orientation distribution of fibrous networks 
  • Nonlinear finite element analysis 
  • Mechanics of advanced materials  
  • X-Ray computed tomography 
  • Experimental material characterisation 

Grants and contracts 

  • Various grants from The Nonwovens Institute (NWI), North Carolina State University (2011 - ongoing) on mechanics of nonwoven fabrics 
  • Various EPSRC and EU grants on modelling of advanced materials and processes 
  • Various industrial consultancy projects on nonwoven mechanics, material characterisation, and metal forming

Current teaching responsibilities

  • WSA100 – Mechanics of Materials 
  • WSB403 – Design of Machine Elements 
  • WSB404 – Computer-Aided Design Manufacture and Test  
  • WSC106 – Finite Element Analysis 
  • WSP103 – Simulation of Advanced Materials and Processes 
  • WSP130 – Structural Analysis 
  • MPP556 – Materials Modelling 

Current administrative responsibilities

  • Mechanical Engineering  - Part A programme director 
  • Member of Academic Practice Committee 
  • Convener of Mechanics Teaching Team 
  • Member of Student Staff Liaison Committee  
  • Member of Learning and Teaching Committee 
  • Member of E-Learning Committee 
  • The Nonwovens Institute (NWI), North Carolina State University, USA 
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers 
  • American Filtration and Separations Society 
  • ReifenhäuserReicofil GmbH & Co. KG 
  • 3M 
  • MSC Software – Hexagon 
  • Dow Packaging - Health, Hygiene and Medical 
  • HSSMI  
  • Ford 
  • Hadley Group